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>>> tonight, washington remembers chuck brown, the godfather of go go as hundreds celebrate his life and music. >> the worst crash scene some have ever seen. now we know it started when a real cop started two police impersonators. >> details emerging about the death of robert f. kennedy jr.'s estranged wife. first to a man whose name goes hand in hand with washington d.c. chuck brown. he loved the city, changed its music and will forever be remembered for it. >> he died today at age 75 after a battle with pneumonia. a look back on his life. ♪ ♪ ♪ you don't have a thing ♪ >> reporter: charles brown's career spanned 50 years seldom a moment he was not jamming in front of a crowd of bobbing heads and moving feet. the north carolina native got his start in the 60s playing the guitar for a d.c. based latin band. by the 70s. chuck brown was coming into his own. and go go was born. ♪ from the country >> reporter: the godfather of go go its what the world called brown, creator of a musical genre synonymous with d.c. >> they have heard funk before. another form of funky music.
father of the modish d.c -- modern d.c. music scene. chuck brown. he captured the pulse of the street and the beat of the drum. a beat that make a chuck brown show part carnival, part love affair between audience and band. tonight we remember the band leader. >> his passing is a sad moment, but this broadcast will not be a wake. it will be a celebration of a man that gave sows much that despite his absence, will live touched by everyone. >> brown died of multiple organ failure due to sepsis. >> he was treated at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. he was admitted earlier this month after complaining of arthritis and doctors found blood clots in his legs. the clots were removed but brown came down with pneumonia while hospitalized. we have team coverage as we celebrate the life of one of our area's truly most beloved musicians. >> here is bruce johnson with a lot more on the legacy of chuck brown. >> reporter: we're outside the historic howard theater. chuck brown couldn't be here for the grand opening some weeks ago. he is here tonight in spirit. hundreds if not thousands gather to g
chuck brown, the father of go-go, dead at the age of 75. ahead, a look back at his life and the worldwide reaction to his passing. good morning, everyone, and welcome to "news 4 today." today might be the perfect day. as we take a look sup it goiks to be a delightful day today. enjoy. we had a front come through overnight just with a few clouds. it shifted our wind into the north and that brought in somewhat cooler weather as we got into the 80s. yesterday. it dropped down into the 50s. that's most of the mountain region. shenandoah valley and areas to the west and north of washington. that includes the counties. mid-60s in washington now. all this area in the lighter gre green. it jea it's generally in the 60s. now, hometown forecast for leesburg, loudoun county, night the 50s there now and by noontime should be in the 60s with a few clouds about. peek near 70 by the afternoon thflt time tomorrow morning all the way whack down the 40s. a chilly start to friday. we'll look at your day planner in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic now? >> not looking very nicely at auchl
brown didn't stop until he had to. he had concert dates lined up in the district. when he got sick and ended up in the hospital. tonight, the man behind busting loose and so many distinctive songs has died. we'll start our team coverage with audrey barnes. >> by early afternoon, chuck brown's manager confirm what many feared was coming for weeks. the legendary singer and guitarist was dead. it didn't take long for radio stations to start playing all the hits and for people to take to the streets to remember him. an impromptu vigil at the howard theater swelled to the hundreds. fans and friends of d.c. great, chuck brown, gathered to remember him. radio station, wkys pumped out a stream of his songs. brown was supposed to hold a concert at the howard last month, but had to cancel when he fell ill. >> he just put d.c. on the map. >> on the ♪ [ musical map, that is. he helped launch a new genera in d.c. called go-go. busting loose grew his fan base over time. brown received his first grammy nomination in 2010 for a duo called love. his family is asking for privacy, but not befor
stem from the go-go sound that started with chuck brown. our matt jablow is down along chuck brown way in northwest d.c. with more on the man who started the movement. matt. >> reporter: tributes for the godfather of go-go are pouring in tonight from all over. from those who love chuck brown the musician and chuck brown the person. chuck was 16 years old when he first met chuck brown. >> i owe a lot to him. >> reporter: thompson says they got along great from the start. both personally and professionally. thompson played in chuck's band and produced chuck's grammy nominated album. >> one of the easiest people to ever work with in the studio. >> reporter: one day after the death of the godfather of go- go, thompson says chuck the person and chuck the performer will always be with him. >> right now, i feel like he's everywhere now, you know. i got the travel size. i have him whenever i need him. >> reporter: a father figure is how thompson described chuck brown. >> he was the nicest guy you could ever meet. >> reporter: brian mills described chuck in the exact same way. >> got
brown. >> it is party time. >> kevin has an angel and they are doing go-go in heaven. >> fox amorning news continues right now. right now. south a sad day as washington, d.c. wakes up but we have some nice weather to look forward to today, folks. it is thursday, may 17th, 2012. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm will thomas. welcome to fox 5 morning news. all morning, right here, we'll look back on the influence of chuck brown, the godfather of go-go. everybody knows d.c.'s cease side, the monuments, the politic. but chuck brown's beat fueled the heart of the city. he passed with a yesterday at the age of 75. >> hundreds of fans also gathered outside the howard theater last night for an incident prompt use vigil there. he was set to perform there in front of a sold high pressure out crowd next month. this morning, we are sharing some of your femmeries on our facebook page. let's take a look at i few of them. carolyn posted rest in peace, chuck. we will always miss you. -- an impromptu vigil there. this morning, we are sharing some of your memories on our facebook page. >> every
>>> singing that all morning. the music world is remembering the godfather of go-go, chuck brown. i'm sarah simmons i'm will thomas. welcome to fox 5 morning news. certainly very sad to hear about the passing of chuck brown but as we've been saying, his music will live on. all of us still moving in like we always have. >> all right, will, let's see some more moves. >> wait until the next commercial. >> i know it's sad morning but we are starting the day with the weather on a positive note. if you can, are get out and enjoy today. it will be just about perfect around here later. there is your cold front moving through as we speak. south and east of the city now, if you are in southern maryland, lower eastern shore, you have not quite gotten the cooler and drier air. the conditions here should get gradually more and more comfortable throughout the morning. currently, we are still a little warm. 69 at reagan national. 66 at dulles. bwi marshall, 67 degrees. here is your forecast for today. just a perfect afternoon. lots of sunshine. low humidity, 75 your daytime high in washington and
arrangements for chuck brown. the man who helped create the unique mix of funk and soul died yesterday after a long bout with pneumonia. he was 75 and today, the tributes continue to pour in. >> over the next hour and a half, we'll remember chuck brown through the music of the backyard band. a group that got their big break thanks to chuck brown. >> but first, matt joins us live from chuck brown way, that's the street in northwest d.c. with reaction from some of those who helped chuck brown create his great music. matt. >> reporter: to his many fans, chuck brown was the man who wowed them up and used like the howard theater. many of the people who worked with chuck, he provided wisdom, inspiration, and guidance. as we have been hearing a lot over the past 24 hours, chuck brown, known to generations of washington music fans as the god father of go-go. >> he was the nicest guy you could ever meet. >> one day after chuck's death, a lot of people are remembering the godfather more as a father figure. >> got a lot of people off the streets working with him, playing for him. >> people like
for you from the country to the inner city ♪ >>> chuck brown passed way yesterday after a short bout with pneumonia at age 75. he was the founder of go-go, a sound that came to define the district. >> this morning the city that loved him so much is showed their love for him. dancing out in the streets in north washington last night and tracee wilkins is live outside that theater this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. chuck brown created this music in the '70s and has been playing it all of this time. i can tell you i have never seen the actual end of a chuck brown concert because i get tired have and go home. he would keep playing with all of this energy and enthusiasm like he was still 20 30r years old. in his 70s would play for hours and hours. i mean nonstop. no intermission. no breaks. this was music about the people of d.c. and the people of d.c. were in it and helped to create it. it's fitting that would want to come here and pay tribute to him. let me show you what it looked like last night. as you said, thousands of people dancing in the streets. his da
. nk you. >> that is a d.c. legend. music lovers all over the world are remembering chuck brown this morning. the pioneer of go-go passed away from multiple organ failure after suffering from knew mope i can't. he was the creative force behind go-go. >> shawn yancy takes a look back at his amazing career and life. life. >> reporter: for five decades, chuck brown gave his fans his all keeping them on his feet with heart-thumping go-go beats, a genre of music that he created. >> at first, they had go-go clubs, dancers, no music. i decided to call it go-go music. >> reporter: in 2010, chuck earned his first ever grammy nomination. >> it is the greatest thing. oh, my god. >> reporter: how did it make you feel? >> i haven't gotten over it yet. i ain't never going to get over it, okay? >> reporter: chuck started sing gospel when he was just a little boy. he spent his youth in and out of jails. lorton penitentiary in northern virginia is the place that gave hive to his musical career. >> after i did about three of those shows, i knew i was going to be something. when i got out of there
for their trips. >>> the tributes continue to pour in for the late chuck brown. coming up, we talk to the men who helped d.c. music legend, go-go. but first, a second grader in colorado tries to honor an african american icon, but instead, gets a hard lesson in race relations. we'll talk about this one. stay with us. >>> all in state students at virginia tech will see their tuition go up next year. the university board of visitors approved a 3.9% hike for tuition and fees and that means students will have to shell out close to $11,000 a year to go to virginia tech. that increase, governor bob mcdonald had requested, he wanted state schools to keep state tuition under 8%. >>> a project sparked racism. the kid's name is shawn king and he had been assigned to dress up like martin luther king, so as you might see there, the second grader put on a black suit and a fake mustache and some dark face paint. members of the faculty and students complained about it. the principal told shawn to wash his face. the 8-year-old said no. he was sent home. >> i worked very hard. i tried my best. i don't want to be
tribute to chuck brown. the d.c. music legend died yesterday. he was 75 years ode. chuck brown was born in north carolina but he made his name on the d.c. music scene in the '70s. literally made his name over because he went to jail as one thing and said never going back to jail. i'm going to be chuck brown and never went back to jail as that name. in 2009 part of 7th street near t street northwest was renamed chuck brown way. he played live concerts up until last year. he was even honored by the national symphony orchestra last september. >> when anybody you meet talks about chuck brown they instantly smile. you'll notice that. a crowd gathered outside the howard theater last night for an impromptu vigil last night to honor chuck brown and it wasn't a sad event. it was a celebration of his music and a lot of people were dancing. chuck brown called his music go- go because it just kept going. he created the continuous beat to stock the dance floors at the clubs from clearing out. >> delia goncalves is live at the studios in maryland with more on the legacy. good morning. >> reporter: g
-go. singer, song writer, and guitarist, chuck brown, helped define d.c.'s music scene with this funky beat. tonight, fox 5 is remembering chuck brown. the godfather may be gone, but his music and influence lives on. >>> thank you for joining us, i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. chuck brown died at the age of 75 today. he was at john hopkins battling pneumonia. >> fox 5's audrey barnes begins our coverage. audrey. >> reporter: chuck brown was perhaps best known as the gadfather of go-go, but he was an incredible family man. he scheduled his concert appearances around his son's football games and he passed his music to his other son. he left his mark on d.c. as well. >> talk about going to ben's chili bowl. you talk about the lincoln theater, the howard theater, and you talk about chuck. because they are all institutions. >> love grown up loving chuck brown. he sang at her high school prom and to this day, she still moves by his music. >> i know all those chuck brown songs and when i hear one, i will get out of my car and dance in the street if i have to. chuck brown could no
. >> reporter: we're outside the historic howard theater, chuck brown couldn't be here for the grand opening some weeks ago. he's here tonight in spirit. and as hundreds if not thousands of people gather to give chuck a d.c. sendoff. >> we lost a great one so we got to celebrate his life and his legacy. >> i love chuck brown. i've been listening to him all my life every school dance. ♪ >> reporter: d.c. mayor gray says he may open the washington convention center for chuck brown's funeral. >> chuck was a great human being. and frankly a good friend of mine. >> reporter: tributes were pouring in from the high and mighty to the low for the father of go go. >> he flew off the covers and made people understand we are a lot more than a government town. >> probably tell the city to party hard for him tonight. he really would tell the city to party hard. this is a devastating loss. >> reporter: got a gramny mom nation? >> oh my god. unbelievable. ♪ >> reporter: chuck brown was 75. he began performing back in the 1960s. by the '70s when the rest of the country was deep into disco, d.c. had the o
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: non-white births now account for a majority of newborns in america, that according to new census numbers released today. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the "newshour" tonight, we assess the data and the impact on society, the economy, immigration policy and life in the u.s. >> brown: then, we have a newsmaker interview with treasury secretary timothy geithner on jobs, j.p. morgan's spectacular losses, and once again, a looming debt crisis. >> we're fighting wars, we've got a major financial crisis in europe. we have all these challenges. political politicians threatening to default if we don't adopt a partisan agenda. irresponsible. >> warner: ray suarez has the next in our daily download series. tonight, how the presidential campaigns use youtube as a cheap and effective way to get eyeballs on campaign videos. >> brown: from thailand, fred de sam lazaro reports on one man's efforts to combat hardships and instill a new way of thinking in rural regions of the southeast as
the legend as thousands come together to honor the life of the godfather of go- go, chuck brown. family, friends and fans had the influence -- remember the influence he had on their lives. we have coverage-live coverage. >> you talk about of its old generally is a sad affair. these people were celebrating the life of a man who lived to be 75 years old who touched their lives and the crowd has been out quite a bit at the howard theater. they had a good time here tonight. for four decades he played his music and became their music. this night they came from around the area to celebrate the life of the adc icon, chuck brown. they danced and romanesque. everyone had a story. >> it is all about the celebration of his magazinelegacy. >> i loved that man. >> these people loved him and he loved them, too. he made jokes about all the attention. >> i love taking pictures and signing autographs. there was a time 55 years ago out of the only people interested in me was the police. gretzky ended up in prison and where for a few cartons of cigarettes, an inmate made him a guitar. he invented somethin
. this is a devastating loss. >> reporter: got a grammy nomination? >> unbelievable. >> reporter: chuck brown was 75. he began performing back in the 1960s. by the '70s when the rest of the country was deep into disco, d.c. had its own sound called go go. ♪ chuck's biggest hit "busting loose" soared you have the charts in -- up the charts in 1978. even today it's played on every d.c. radio station. ♪ chuck brown's live concerts were a family affair. four generations turned out to hear chuck. >> he ohm boyed what we are, who we are, what we do. >> he is the true definition of d.c. culture. >> if you're from d.c. you have to be a chuck brown fan. >> how? >> right now because right now, i'm just enjoying every minute of -- of being on this planet. >> reporter: probably don't even have a permit for this and no idea how long it's going to go on but it's chuck brown, you really don't need a permit. somebody said that chuck brown is to d.c. what elvis is to memphis. back to you in the studio. >> as we mourn the loss of chuck brown we want to know what your favorite memories are of the god father of go to.
are mourning the loss of chuck brown. he passed away yesterday at the age of 75 after a short bout with pneumonia. charl charles music career. the north carolina native got his start in the '60s playing his guitar for a d.c.-based latin band. by the early '70s charles got into his own. the godfather go-go is what the world came to call brown. it became synonymous with d.c. >> they heard funk before, it's just another form of funchy music with a lot of percussion and sound. >> let me hear you say oh it's got that latin and that african feel to it. >> just one more time. >> in and out of trouble with the law in his youth, brown taught himself to play guitar in prison. he and his go-go beat became world known landing his first billboard numb were one heat with "bustin' loose." he was nominated in 2010 at the age of 74. >> if i hit that stage, i right in a rage and forget about my age. >> chuck brown never turned his back on his home. he stayed a staple of d.c. events that became important with his community. he spent his time with students around the district never forgetting how a yo
. >>> washington, d.c. came to a standstill and all you could hear was chuck brown on the air waves. the godfather of go-go died at johns hopkins hospital yesterday. he had been battling pneumonia. he was 75 years old. delia goncalves takes a look at how fans are remembering the legend. >> reporter: we are in a studios of pgc where the deejays and fans are remembering the life and music of chuck brown. >> we are here to celebrate 30 years of go-go today. we want to take your phone calls. >> reporter: dedicating yet another day to d.c. icon and music legend chuck brown, memories from the personalities. >> this man does he really touches so many people and i don't think it's just the music, it's his personality. >> you think about chuck brown not a music that he didn't touch. he had a gospel song. >> reporter: the fans phoning in. >> i'm almost 50 years old and he's always been a part of my life. i knew when i heard his music that i was going to have a good time. >> it cost in 25 cents -- that was between '70 and '74. >> how you doing today? >> i'm all right, better than yesterday you know. had the
chuck brown [ music ] >> go go club, go go girls, go go music. i decided to call it go go music. >>> goes and goes that is how go go got its name. brown started the trendy sound in the nations capital in the 70s and it took off. straight ahead a look at his life and legacy. a morning filled with special guests, new and were influenced by the funk pioneer. >>> usually if something sounds too good to be true it probably is. sketchers paying out big time accused of being a little sketchy for its line of shoes that promised a toner and leaner body. are you in for a refund. >>> a woman paralyzed by a stroke does something she hasn't been able to do for 15 years, move on her own. more on this medical milestone. fox 5 morning news at 7 starts now. >>> good morning there is a live lookout side, a fine start to this day and it looks like it is going to be a spectacular day. maybe a spectacular couple of days as a matter of fact. this is thursday, may 17th, 2012. >>> we want to get right to the weather. tucker barnes, that was tucker, tony and tucker together, joining us with a look at th
's stalemate good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: we look at the latest partisan divide over the debt ceiling and assess how the issue could play out in this year's campaign. >> woodruff: then, we examine the case against former bosnian general ratko mladic as he faces charges of genocide and ethnic cleansing at the u.n. court in the hague. >> brown: from our "american graduate" series, ray suarez has the story of an eighth grader who turns to journalism to tackle violence in his middle school. >> if i didn't have a camera i would probably be led up with the wrong people and doing the wrong stuff and i wouldn't >> woodruff: margaret warner explores the dramatic results of a new study showing paralyzed patients moving their robotic arms just by thinking. >> brown: we update the trial of john edwards, as the defense rests its case without calling the former presidential candidate or his mistress to testify. >> woodruff: and we remember mexican writer carlos fuentes, whose prolific literary career spanned more than five decades. that's all
qaeda and nazis, but it was not hazardous. >> ♪ >> fans are remembering chuck brown this morning, the man who helped bring the bogosgo-go scene to the map in d.c. jummy olabanji has more on our fans are honoring the local legend. >> they are honoring him through his music. fans gathered outside the howard theater last night in honor of tie-up brown. a new that he had been sick for several weeks, but that did not stop them from celebrating his life. >> my fans are the ones to keep the going. >> he loves his fans and his fans love him backed. >> i have loved him since i was 12 years old. >> i love that man. >> when news of the musician's in debt spread across the city said as quickly turned into a celebration of his life and legacy. >> the life and legacy of john brown if. >> his music filled the local airwaves and in every corner of the city, including the sidewalk in front of the street named in his honor. >> ♪ i don't hear you ♪ >> he told the story of how he grew up shining shoes on the streets of d.c. and then ended up going to prison where another prisoner gave him a g
. >>> that's chuck brown of course. busing loose one of his most popular -- busting loose one of his most popular songs. he passed away after a battle with pneumonia. he had a one of a kind sound that helped define dc life and culture. his live performances were a thing of legend. here is a look at chuck brown, in northwest where he was scheduled to play in april, but had to rescued july due to illness. -- reschedule due to illness. >> even if he was 95 there would be a loss of a family member for folk who is are fans of his music because of the way he was. just a humble guy, so he is a guy you could approach. >>> funeral arrangements are still being worked out. tony over to you. >>> thank you very much. chuck brown of course worked with a number of artists many many, including chianti who played on one of his most recent albums, thanks for coming in good to have you here. >> yes. >> sorry about the circumstances. you had the opportunity to work with him on one of his final releases as it turns out. tell me what it was like working with chuck. >> working with chuck it was really intense b
, and they are brown, and thank you, everybody, for coming. -- thank you, mayor brown, and thank you, everybody, for coming. the years that followed the san francisco earthquake were filled with grandiose plans to rebuild our city. perhaps the best realize is the san francisco memorial -- war memorial and performing arts center. the ground was broken to build the war memorial in honor of san franciscans who had served during world war i. in addition to honoring those veterans, the memorial gave a permanent residence to the opera, the symphony, and eventually, the ballet. the war memorial and performing arts center has great historic significance, including housing, the signing ceremony of our united nations charter in 1945. today, we are making history erosity and support of mr. and mrs. stephen bechtel. with a grant of $1.5 million -- [applause] from there foundation and in honoring charlotte and george shultz, we are that much closer to fulfilling the original vision of the war memorial complex, which was to include a moral right in his courtyard. as a small token of our city's appreciation,
of the vigils porkchop brown. good morning, washington. it's thursday, may 17. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. we start with traffic and weather every ten minutes. moment, butn a first adam caskey. >> it's going to be a beautiful day, humidity on the downswing. will be comfortable and cooler. it to the 80's yesterday. the 70's today, 70's for most of us. currently 55 in cumberland, 69 in the district. degreesdrop a few more mourn.o through the here's a look at the forecast for today. nothing but sunshine. mostly sunny conditions, low humidity, highs in the mid 70's. tomorrow a few degrees warmer, very comfortable, sunshine, 77. looking good into the weekend there's a wild card, an area the coast line that may clouds and possibly a sprinkle on sunday. a little uncertain. of the drydvantage doing a lot of overnight construction. northbound 95 coming out of get tod to garrissonville road, there's a project remaining. it took our colleague 35 minutes through there. it is still on the road, coming of stafford. in springfield, construction is complete. were working on southbound beltw
hundreds of people are flocking to chuck brown hot spots to remember the musical legend. >> the story greater thanchuck brown often told was that he as a kid is shined louis armstrong's shoes outside of the howard theatre. as an adult, he and his band were regular performers. he never managed to perform at the new howard. he was the top of the city today. >> chuck brown is nationwide dc. >> as they walk by the sign and a makeshift memorial today. >> die hard. it killed me to know he passed away. >> wind media chalk was his chance. we asked one of his proteges about it. . "wind me up" shock was his chant. >> the band never stops playing. >> would just kept the beat going between songs. >> the cut the lights on and say party over. >> his appeal was across generations. the kids like him. grandparents and the parents. >> i listen to your music all the time. >> shot was the face and a voice -- >> we are going to lower our flags to half staff. >> at the newly reopened howard theater were fans came to party in his memory, today the slide show roles as his music plays on the p a. >> we tried
brown. they played his music and dance. and chuck brown 75-years-old, and had started gogo music. he played it for nearly four decades and really inspired an entire new genre of music. many bands pay him like a sea and say he was the reason why they started to play. we talked to his guitars and one of the local radio host who played his music. >> he said [inaudible] he hung with it. it did exactly what is said he would do. >> i knew he had been very sick, but still never prepared for that call. >> ofmany people here in the area call him a self-proclaimed choc aholic. no public memorial by the city has been announced, but city officials say this is something they're looking into. obviously something that his fans say they wan. >>t. >> police say mary kennedy, the estranged wife of robert kennedy jr. was found dead yesterday in the families, in new york. she was 52-years-old. sources tell abc news that she hung herself. they had four children. >> closing arguments get underway today in the john edwards conspiracy trial. he faces up to 30 years in prison if he is found guilt
at age 63. >>> now to our local legend chuck brown. his voice was deep and raspy and drums were the heart beat of d.c. chuck brown wasn't always the godfather of go-go. derrick ward got some insight from brown's former drummer. he was there for the birth of the one of a kind sound. >> reporter: the godfather is gone but not forgotten. the mural along martin luther king avenue with chuck silhouetted atop the big chair speaks to his iconic status especially here in anacostia. >> god just wanted a person up in heaven with some go-go talent. that's why he brought him home so he cob comfortable and in a better place. >> he was the earliest producer to take notice of chuck brown. he heard him play at the old knights of columbus hall. >> doing basically a lot of blues and standard stuff, a lot of the current r & b hits but he always had that different sounding voice. you know, like marvin gaye, james brown. it was unduplicatable. no one could sound like chuck and no one ever will. >> reporter: that led to him producing brown's first big album "we the people." over the years brown's fame would cr
repairs. we'll keep you posted. back to you. ♪ >>> the unmistakable sound of chuck brown and one fan said chuck brown would want d.c. to party hard for him. brown died yesterday at 75. he was hospitalized yesterday. his death was the result of multiple organ failure due to sepsis. doctors discovered blood clots in his legs. >> they removed the clots, however brown later developed a case of pneumonia in the hospital. >> as news began the spread local radio stations played tributes to him. >> they flocked to the howard theater. bruce johnson has more. >> reporter: we're outside the historic howard theater. chuck brown couldn't be here for the grand opening some weeks ago, he's here tonight in spirits the hundreds if not even thousands of people gather. >> we lost a great one. we have to celebrate. >> i love chuck brown. i've been listening to him my whole life every school dance. >> reporter: mayor gray says he may open the washington convention center for chuck brown's funeral. >> chuck was a great human being and frankly a goodie
facilities are just too big. a total of 28,000 people will lose their jobs. >> chuck brown is being remembered fondly by fans across washington, d.c. tonight. thousands are flocking to go spots like the howard theater. fans are strolling along seventh street now known as a shock brown street to view a make shift tomorrow. -- chuck brown street to view a makeshift memorial. >> it is the most anticipated stock sale of the year. how much will facebook shares cost after tomorrow? >> metro still wants to hear from you. >> we are flying with the blue angels. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] for our families... our neighbors... and our communities... america's berage companies have created a wide range of new choices. developing smaller portion sizes and more low- & no-calorie beverages... adding clear calorie labels so you know exactly what you're choosing... and in schools, replacing full-calorie soft drinks with lower-calorie options. with more choices and fewer calories, america's beverage companies are delivering. >> demand is strong fo
donna summer. >> the d.c. area also honors the godfather of go-go chuck brown. good afternoon, everyone. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. we start with the stunning news today the death of another popular singer disco queen donna summer died this morning. >> summer defined a genre. she had 19 number one dance hits including bad girls. she was just 63 years old. access hollywood's billy bush joins us live from california. another sad day in the music world. >> sure is. that is second only to madonna, that stat. it would be irresponsible to throw a '70s party without back-to-back donna summer. she died in florida in her home, 63 years old. it's reported it was lung cancer but that is not confirmed. also reported it is because of breathing the air after 9/11. that is not confirmed. but we celebrate the life of donna. neil bogard who founded her in the mid 70s from casablanca records launched her in europe. she was a giant hit in europe. nothing in the states for a while until finally record executives realized her records were selling all over the place. she was an undergr
the funeral arrangements for a legend in music. we're talking about chuck brown. >> he died yesterday at johns hopkins hospital after suffering from pneu. >> for four decades he played his music and it became their music and this night they came from around the area to the howard to celebrate the life of a d.c. icon. chuck . >> they danced, they reminisced. everybody had a story. >> it's all about the celebration of his legacy, what he meant was, what a happy and joy he was to us. >> i love that man. >> these people love chuck and chuck loved them too. when we followed him around d.c. we saw his fans mobbed him. he made jokes about all the attention. >> i love taking pictures and signing autografs but there was a time when the only people that took pictures of me were the police. >> he said he ended up in prison where for a few cartons of cigarettes another man made him a guitar and when he got out he invented something called go-go. >> my fans keep me . >> then the crowd where a city councilwoman, chuck's daughter and fellow go goer. >> we lost something that d.c. can never replace. >> it's c
edmonds is building a whole new community for people like margot brown. soon his efforts will transform this farmland into corporate office parks, a golf course and 4,600 new homes. this is, indeed, an edge city. as you look at suburbanization of america and following transportation corridors, both north and south-- whatever the geographic area happens to be-- it is, uh, an example of that. people here are commuting within the 25-to-30-mile radius. um, u're not going to see too much migration into the city, but they are currently working with about a 25-mile radii, and they're looking for value and looking for, uh, lifestyle. the development is really creating a whole, new town. uh, we will have up to 5,000 residential units, rohly 400 acres of commercial office areas. we have various retail components, golf courses, school sites. so you're going to see all the elements that you would see in most hometowns. uh, they will all be in one development. narrator: one development-- building over 2,600 acres of prime farmland. pihl: sobo is feousureon farrs lih xioumounuys growth , phys lesle p
-go is gone. chuck brown passed away yesterday at the age of 75. he had been suffering from pneumonia. he was a legend in washington where his unique voice helped create the genre of go-go music. a sound that's become the pride of the nation's capital. news4's tracee wilkins is in silver spring with more. >> reporter: chuck brown, the creator of go-go could not have created and sustained the sound without the help and support of local radio. so of course with the news of his passing, that's where his fans went first. ♪ >> 1 x 77 par show and of course, chuck brown has left us, 75 years on this earth. >> reporter: it's the first morning after the passing of d.c. music legend, chuck brown. >> we're doing a chuck brown story. good morning, i believe that's denise in d.c., how you doing? >> reporter: and when wkys said russ par offered fans a chance it call in and talk to the godfather of go-go. fans called in. >> caller: my heart was broken when i learned he passed. he was just an amazing, amazing man. >> any party with chuck brown, there was so many people there and he walked through the
keep coming in for chuck brown. and karen has more. >> reporter: the howard theatre is honoring chuck brown with a slide show that is running non- stop inside the lobby here. around the corner on the streets and that is named after him, chuck brown way and there is that makeshift memorial on that lamppost. the entire region seems to be getting in and we just got back and they are going gaga overgogo. >> what are your memories? the memories of chuck brown? >> reporter: gogo radio.com is the internet is playing chuck brown 24/7. djs teaming up for interactive radio. >> and that is about that godfather. >> reporter: the fans are calling in to express their feelings. >> and to so many people. >> and called remembrances between the classic driving percussion of the go go beat that was undisputable chuck brown's own and you can't listen to the music without dancing to it. forty years after the godfather created go go they looked back on his legacy. he's the co-owner and said that chuck brown's creation was not just about the music and the feet. >> we're sellbrating him as we would and this
royalty. the godfather of go-go chuck brown and the queen of disco donna summer. her first hit "let's dance" became an anthem at weddings and parties alike and she works hard for the money a mantra for women everywhere. ♪ she works hard for the money so hard for the money ♪ donna summer lost her battle with breast cancer today dying this morning in her florida home. summer broke into the music scene at the height of disco and even after it died off she successfully crossed over to have an award winning career as a pop singer. she won five grammys and had a string of number one hits. donna summer was just 63 years old. >>> music fans also mourning the loss of our own chuck brown. many say his music had a beat that plamade it impossible to s still. tonight we're seeing a new side of the music pioneer. news 4's derrick ward spoke to those who knew him as he became the godfather of go-go. >> reporter: upon word of his death fans gathered yoult side the howard theater for a vigil in chuck brown's honor. for some in our area the memories are tangible. juji was chuck's drummer for year
you, mayor willie brown. it is an honor to be with you on this occasion. it is very appropriate to name a facility after george and charlotte. san francisco is home for many important people, but none made as great a contribution to our country as george shultz. charlotte has given great service to our city and our state. i believe all year extend a great thanks to them for their great services to our country, to california, and to san francisco. i would like to complement our city for recognizing at them in this manner -- i would like to compliment our city for recognizing the - manner. thank you very much. [applause] that of mayor -- >> mayor lee, the time has come. join me and proceed to do the dedication of horseshoe drive, which has been dedicated by the opera house board in honor of george and charlotte schulz. mayor lee: it is my pleasure joining all of you to announce this dedication on behalf of our city, on behalf of the war memorial, dedicating this carriageway to be charlotte and george shultz way of san francisco. [applause] horseshoe drive. [applause] ♪ ♪ >> la
for equal rights. we'll talk about brown verses the board of education and the work that still is left to be done. eggland's best eggs. the best in nutrition... just got better. high in vitamins d, e, and b12. plus omega 3's. there's one important ingredient that hasn't changed: better taste. better taste. yum! [ female announcer ] eggland's best. the better egg. they fly just a liiiiittle bit higher... [ man ] he hits it! [ morgan ] ...go just a liiiiittle bit further... [ woman ] a perfect 10! [ morgan ] they can even be perfect. and when we come together... to cheer...as one... [ chuckles ] ...we know what happens. [ crowd cheering ] visa. proud sponsor of the olympic games for 25 years. join our global cheer. that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm. for half the calories plus veggie nutrition. could've had a v8. >>> today, may 17th, is a day in may to remember. 58 years ago today, the supreme court's decision, brown verses the board of education, ended legal segregation in america's public schools. it began with linda brown, who in 1951 had to walk past the school in her neighborho
a private tour of the national zoo. >>> and father of go go music chuck brown is dead. brown died at johns hopkins hospital wednesday from multiple organ failure. >> closing arguments are expected today in the john edwards' trial. defense rested yesterday without calling his daughter or his mistress to the stand. >> and a new world record for the biggest snake head. that is a big fish. you'll hear the effect they have on the ecosystem. >> a little known fact about our own la net charles. you looked like you were going to jump out of your seat when that video popped up. >> sharily is scared of snakes and magan doesn't like rats and mice. what about you? >> all of the above. maybe not so much frogs. no s. >> how the are roads looking this morning? >> the roads are in great shape so far. no delays from harford county all the way down to the fort mchenry tunnel. the beltway going to be clear up to town send and the jfx is also going to be nice and clear. >> weather wise -- >> i think it's time to leave. >> weather wise things much better after monday and tuesday. wednesday was great. keep it g
who has not missed one of these asian pacific heritage month associations, mayor willie brown. >> this evening, we are celebrating our communities from all over the world. i am so lucky to be the mayor of an international city. we talked a lot about diversity, but we also celebrates in so many ways. it is marvelous to hear the names of all these council generals from all around the world. we also have some invaluable participants that represent the city relations. from osaka, singapore, shanghai, taipei, and seoul, korea. they're working with our offices and communities to promote education, trade, allow ourselves to educate ourselves continuously about the need to have a more advanced, smarter immigration policy for our country. and also one that we enjoy celebrating because we get a lot of talent from the other countries, which is why we want to be a gateway to the world. that is why we enjoy the celebration so much. with that, i like to invite former mayor willie brown and also the supervisors, please join us on the stage and be part of the witness and of the signing of the
are trying to supplement your good reason trying to supplement. officer pat d. brown -- patty brown does so much work. the officer not only needs training and manages three well, but primarily, we still get a lot of work. you have any questions? >> i appreciate it i. would it be reasonable to calendar pursuit and use of force for july? not july 4, because we will be gone. i will be here if you want me to come up but july 18 until july 25. good >> that would be reasonable. >> you know when it might go out? >> i would think if not this week, definitely next week. there are only two signatures needed. >> that is good to hear, and thanks for your work on it. in terms of written directives, are there plans to drive more foculks? perhaps one is being trained. >> unless you want them to come to a station. >> i am just curious. >> i will ask for them, depending on your perspective. did we do not know of anyone on modified leaves. if we get someone who can work at a desk job, i will ask the person, but we do not have anyone available. >> what is generally the average the prefer written directive? >>
donaghue at brown university developed the system after decoding some of the brain's electrical language. how well do we understand this language? >> we know that there's a general pattern of, for example, left, right, up, down, even fast or slow. >> kathy now has neural control over that cursor. >> pelley: four years ago dr. leigh hochberg of massachusetts general hospital explained as hutchinson moved the computer cursor with her thoughts. >> she's thinking about the movement of her hand and she's moving the cursor much as if she had her hand on a mouse. do you want to play some music? all right. >> pelley: she just clicked "play." >> she did. ( playing paul mccartney's "another day" ) >> pelley: ( laughs ) that's pretty amazing! now four years later in the study published today in the journal "nature" researchers report hutchinson has gone even further, using her mind to control a robotic arm. >> she was able to reach and grab any ball in any location about half the time which to us was remarkable that he could do any of that. >> pelley: once they proved it worked they wanted to see w
. >> is there any limit in your mind as to what they should do? >> hello, hello. >> i don't see that. >> tina brown has revolutionized how provocative and how much you can push magazine covers. and when magazines frankly aren't selling, she's shown that you can uptick sales by what's on the cover. >> also, newspapers, it's the same thing. we live in new york city. and the "new york post" is le e legendary for its cover. >> virgin atlantic is going to let some of its overseas flights from new york to london let people talk on the phone on their cell phones. there are limits to it, but is this a good idea? >> why do i feel like i run a channel of samuel l. jackson and go no more -- phones on that -- plane. i can't imagine that you want to have phone calls while you're in the middle of flying. >> i would think for every happy traveler who can do business, there's a mad traveler. >> and the noise. >> first of all, we are way too connected as a society. when i'm in an elevateder and someone's on the phone, i take my phone out and pretend i'm on a call and start screaming. >> can you imagine the number
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